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Lightning damages Rio statue's thumb

Sat, 2014-01-18 03:13
The thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue is damaged by lightning.

Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death'

Sat, 2014-01-18 02:59
The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in a Delhi hotel after a Twitter row, died a "sudden and unnatural death", an autopsy finds.

Mourinho's Rooney claim wrong - Moyes

Sat, 2014-01-18 02:32
David Moyes says Jose Mourinho is wrong to suggest that Manchester United will try to sell Wayne Rooney in the summer.

Dog walker dies after canal fall

Sat, 2014-01-18 02:17
A dog walker dies after falling into a canal in Burnley, prompting a police appeal for witnesses.

Libraries set to close as cuts bite

Sat, 2014-01-18 02:02
Nearly thirty public libraries across Wales face closure in March as councils insist they will still meet their legal duties to provide the service.

England ponder change of tactics

Sat, 2014-01-18 01:56
Limited-overs batting coach Graham Thorpe says England may reconsider their tactics and selection against Australia.

Railway Man red carpet for PoW

Sat, 2014-01-18 01:42
A soldier who did three years forced labour during World War Two is given a VIP reception at a screening of a film about the trials of prisoners held by the Japanese.

Indian minister Tharoor in hospital

Sat, 2014-01-18 01:25
India's minister Shashi Tharoor, whose wife was found dead in a hotel on Friday, is taken to a Delhi hospital with chest pain, officials say.

Tiananmen rocker quits TV gala show

Sat, 2014-01-18 01:06
Chinese singer Cui Jian, whose song became an anthem of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, pulls out of a show on state TV in a reported censorship row.

More skulls in Sri Lanka mass grave

Fri, 2014-01-17 23:30
Four more human skulls are unearthed at a mass grave discovered last month in northern Sri Lanka, bringing the total number of remains to 31.

Pope Benedict doubled defrockings

Fri, 2014-01-17 23:30
Nearly 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope, Benedict XVI, over claims of sexual child abuse, the Vatican confirms.

Murray powers into fourth round

Fri, 2014-01-17 23:19
Andy Murray moves into the last 16 of the Australian Open with an impressive third-round win over Feliciano Lopez.

What if Man Utd had chosen Mourinho?

Fri, 2014-01-17 22:44
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Man Utd's decision to opt for long-term security over quick-fix success

Michoacan replaces security chiefs

Fri, 2014-01-17 21:22
Mexico's authorities say top security officials will be replaced in the western state of Michoacan that has recently been rocked by violence.

Mikaeel case dominates headlines

Fri, 2014-01-17 21:21
The case of Mikaeel Kular appears on the front pages, but print deadlines came too soon to reflect news that emerged overnight of a body being found.

India funeral stampede kills 18

Fri, 2014-01-17 21:14
At least 18 people are killed in a stampede before the funeral of a Muslim spiritual leader in the western Indian city of Mumbai, officials say.

Town's red phone boxes to be saved

Fri, 2014-01-17 20:24
A project to transform ten of Cheltenham's historic phone boxes into miniature art galleries is given the go ahead.

'Revolutionary' angioplasty turns 50

Fri, 2014-01-17 19:45
Non-invasive angioplasty marks its 50th anniversary

Drug ringleader ordered to pay £200k

Fri, 2014-01-17 19:16
The ringleader of a drug trafficking gang is ordered by a court judge to pay £200,000 or spend an extra two years in jail.

Murdered girl's friends still hope

Fri, 2014-01-17 19:11
Friends of a 16-year-old girl murdered 21 years ago say they still hope the killer will be brought to justice.

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